Odom Earns 400th Career Victory in 90-63 Rout of Radford
Devan Downey, who finished with 23 points, takes the ball away from Radford's Cole Wilder during the first half.
 
Devan Downey, who finished with 23 points, takes the ball away from Radford's Cole Wilder during the first half.

Jan. 2, 2008

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Zam Fredrick scored 26 points and added eight assists and seven rebounds to help South Carolina beat Radford 90-63 Wednesday night and give coach Dave Odom his 400th career victory.

The Gamecocks (8-5) had been letting their opponents hang around. But South Carolina went on a 19-5 run midway through the first half to take a 24-15 lead and never trailed again.

Devan Downey added 23 points, while Dominique Archie scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks.

Martell McDuffy led the Highlanders (4-10) with 19 points while Kenny Thomas and Joey Lynch-Flohr added 17 points each.

Odom reached the 400-win mark in his 22nd season. He has coached at East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina, where he is 122-91 in seven seasons.

The Gamecocks led by eight at halftime,but Radford cut its deficit to 44-40 on McDuffey's 3-pointer with 18:27 left.

South Carolina would score seven straight points to go up 51-40 on Downey's 3-pointer with 17:23 left.

Three 3-pointers -- two by Kenny Thomas -- pulled the Highlanders within 54-49 on McDuffy's trey with 14:36 left. But Radford never got closer as the Gamecocks scored nine straight points to go up 66-51 with 9:46 left on Downey's steal and layup.

South Carolina's Evka Baniulis started in place of guard Brandis Raley-Ross, who is out for at least two weeks with a sprained left knee. He scored five points and had five rebounds